The Lizard King

The Lizard King

A Poem by Cameron Koontz

A free-verse poem about the late Doors frontman Jim Morrison.

The Lizard King
Standing without prose
A dancer with the microphone stand 
as his partner,
The Lizard King spake
words while wasting away as
his band added to the shriek
His words, small bombs
that EXPLODED in the mind
His bite began the Beginning
When he started he withered
drowning in the lake of blue water
When we needed Him he was wasted
No one like the American Poet
Had ever truly appeared, no one 
like him has proceeded
A musician judged by his music
when he couldn't play a note
remembered as a maniac
With a keyboard he gave
the dark side a shine
within inches of the grave
Now the Lizard King
lives on in frequencies
his words etched into the minds of the public...

© 2013 Cameron Koontz

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Jim Morrison and the doors are my favorite. My favorite tape is Jim Morrison reading his words as poetry. Good description of a man with great talent. I believe he saw too much. Lizard King is alive and well because of his music and what he stood for. Thank you for the outstanding poetry.

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Added on May 30, 2013
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Cameron Koontz
Cameron Koontz

I mainly write as an interest and a way of expression. Nothing too heavy. more..